PhD Position – AntCom

Department of Language, Culture, History and Communication invites applications for a PhD-fellowship in AntCom. The position is available starting 1 September 2023 or as soon as possible thereafter.

Are you interested in cultural heritage, reception studies and/or the new frontiers of classics? Are you passionate about cutting-edge research but you also want to boost your skills by learning about new approaches and technologies? We might have something for you.

AntCom network publishes a call for 10 PhD fellowships within the training program “From Antiquity to Community: Rethinking Classical Heritage through Citizen Humanities”. The positions are funded by the European Union’s Horizon Europe research and innovation programme under the Marie Sktodowska-Curie Action, Grant Agreement 101073543.

Applications will be accepted from 24/02/2023 until 24/04/2023 at 12:00 pm (Central European Time).

Position no.

Project title

Recruiting Country


Hyperspectral analysis of books as cultural heritage

University of Southern



A forgotten heritage: fragments at SDU and the classical tradition in the Nordic countries

University of Southern



Unofficial classicism: walking through the Danish Archives

University of Southern



The hidden Greek: Greek paratexts and obliterated works in the palimpsests of the Biblioteca Capitolare in Verona

University of Verona


Commenting on Virgil in Late Antiquity: the Scholia Veronensia in the manuscript XL (38) of the Biblioteca Capitolare in Verona

University of Verona


Greek-Salentine literature of oral tradition: retrieval, classification and critical-literary analysis


University of Lecce


The neo-Hellenic dialect of Salento: evolution and erosion in the Hellenophone area and on the routes of central European and intercontinental emigration

University of Lecce


A lighthouse at the end of the world: The Herculine legend and its posterity in popular Galician culture,

University of Santiago de Compostela


The cult of Saint Marina in Allariz and Saint Thecla in A Guarda: archaeological heritage and ritual re-signification from pre-Roman times till today

University of Santiago de Compostela


Emotional visual narratives: The Trojan legend in the Veneto in the Trecento, official and unofficial reception

University of Santiago de Compostela


Eligibility criteria

The call is open to applicants of any age and nationality who meet the following requirements at the recruitment date:

  1. Prior to the starting date of the PhD programme they must hold or be due to hold a Master’s Degree (e.g., Master of Science or Master of Arts) that would grant them access to doctoral level studies in the country where the degree was conferred.
  2. Must not already hold a doctoral title.
  3. Must not have resided or carried out their main activity (work, studies, etc.) in the country of the recruiting organisation for more than 12 months in the 3 years immediately before the recruitment date (mobility Rule).

Any time spent as part of a procedure for obtaining refugee status under the Geneva Convention (1951 Refugee Convention and the 1967 Protocol), compulsory national service and/or short stays such as holidays do not count towards the total.

Additional requirements can apply for specific positions. For further information, please consult the detailed information for each position at our website:

Further information is available from the Head of Department Per Krogh Hansen at phone: +45 6550 1451, email: or Associate Professor Aglae Pizzone at phone: +45 6550 8960, email: 

Application, salary and conditions of employment etc.
A PhD Fellowship is a three-year position. Employment ends automatically by the end of the period. The holder of the fellowship is not allowed to have other paid employment during the three-year period.

To qualify for a PhD position you must have completed a relevant master’s degree with a good assessment by the application deadline.

The successful applicant will be employed in accordance with the Protocol on PhD Research Fellow signed by the Danish Ministry of Finance and AC (the Danish Confederation of Professional Associations), Cirkulære om overenskomst for Akademikere i staten 2019 (the document only exists in Danish).

Applicants may apply for one or more positions, up to three positions in total. In case of multiple applications, applicants should submit one application with a separate research statement for each position and specify the priority order in their personal statement.

The following documents must be provided (please note that a page is considered as amounting to 2400 characters spaces included):

  • Application form
  • Personal statement (detailing the applicant’s motivations and goals within the program)
  • Detailed CV (max 2 pages) with emphasis on prior academic achievements
  • Research statement (max 2 pages) detailing how the applicant will approach the research project and how AntCom training goals fits into the applicant’s career plans. Please consider the reading list and leading questions included in each position’s description
  • Copy of Bachelor’s and Master’s degree certificate and transcript of records
  • PDF copy of the Master’s thesis
  • Diploma Supplement or List of courses, grade/rank, teachers (optional)
  • A reference letter by the MA supervisor and one other academic (or professionally relevant) reference, in particular if there are qualifications relevant to the position applied for that are not immediately evident from the submitted diplomas/transcripts (e.g. extra-curricular courses; voluntary attendance; no credits lending courses etc.)
  • Copy of an ID document valid at the time of the interview

All applications documents must be drafted in English. For certificates and other official documents, we accept the following languages: Castilian, Catalan, Danish, English, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Rumanian, Spanish, and Swedish.

Please always include a copy of original diploma/certificates.  We only accept files in pdf-format no more than 10 MB per file. In case you have more than one file per field you need to combine the pdf-files into a single file, as each field handles only one file. We do not accept zip-files, jpg or other image files. All pdf-files must be unlocked and allow binding and may not be password protected.

Applications will be assessed by an assessment committee and the applicant will receive the part of the evaluation that concerns him/her. The assessment report will subsequently be forwarded to the Head of Department who will assemble an appointments committee. An interview may form part of the overall assessment of the applicants’ qualifications.   The committee may request additional information, and if so, it is the responsibility of the applicant to provide the necessary material.

If the application does not meet the requirements mentioned above, the Faculty of Humanities may reject your application without further notice. Applications received after the deadline will neither be considered nor evaluated.

Shortlisting and tests may be used in the assessment process. Please note that only a shortlisted applicant will receive an assessment.

Applications should be sent electronically via the link “apply online” and the Faculty expects applicants to read the information “How to apply” before applying. 

We recommend that as an international applicant you take the time to visit Working in Denmark where you will find information and facts about moving to, working and living in Denmark, as well as the International Staff Office at SDU.

The University wishes our staff to reflect the diversity of society and thus welcomes applications from all qualified candidates regardless of personal background.

Further information about the PhD-program at the Faculty of Humanities can be found here.

Deadline: 2023-04-24 at 23:59
Unit: Faculty of Humanities

Read the job description at the university homepage or apply.

Post expires on Monday April 24th, 2023